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The Working Forests Caucus provides a forum for Members, their staffs, and the public to discuss the unique impacts that federal policies have on private working forests in the United States.

Latest News

Apr 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) spoke at Ouachita Baptist University’s inaugural innovation summit, titled “Sustainable Forestry and Wood Products for the Future.” Westerman made the following remarks during his keynote address:

Mar 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), co-chairs of the Congressional Working Forests Caucus, hosted a bipartisan briefing to highlight how collaborative forest management and a healthy rural economy leads to better wildlife habitats across the U.S.

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release
The House and Senate Working Forests Caucuses hosted a discussion at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday (July 18) with keynote speaker Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, and a panel of experts on the “Role of Innovation and Applied Research In Expanding Forest Products Markets.”
Jan 8, 2018 Press Release
The Working Forests Caucus launched a new website and social media accounts on Monday (January 8). The caucus is a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress who seek to promote the economic, environmental and social benefits of private timberlands that represent 74 percent of all working forests in the United States.
Feb 2, 2017 Press Release
A bipartisan group of congressmen Thursday (February 2) launched the Working Forests Caucus in the 115th Congress.